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Beaches, mountains and more in beautiful Badalona

Badalona's golden sandy beaches, stunning, mountainous backdrop and waterfront dining and shopping district draw travelers from near and far looking for an escape from the bustle of nearby Barcelona. The 2 cities are just over 16 kilometers apart, across the Besos River, so all the big attractions in Barcelona are easily accessible. But there's plenty to do without ever leaving Badalona, too. With everything from a historic district and intriguing museums to water sports and seaside promenades, you'll find a wide range of amusements and a large selection of Badalona vacation rentals awaiting in this Spanish town on the Mediterranean Sea.

Things to do

Step back in time in fascinating Badalona

Beyond the beautiful beaches and sparkling Mediterranean Sea, Badalona holds a wealth of history in its Dalt de la Vila, or Old Town area. The city was established by the Romans and some of the remnants of the early town, preserved underground, can be seen at the Badalona Museum. Check out Roman baths and part of a road beneath the building before heading upstairs to see other parts of the city in exhibits. The museum also offers guided tours of other historical sites around Badalona, as well as interactive and family-friendly programs and workshops.


Walking the waterfront in Badalona

Badalona offers many of the same attractions as its larger neighbor, but on a more intimate scale, including a shopping and dining promenade often compared to Barcelona's Las Ramblas. La Rambla de Badalona runs along the waterfront, offering glimpses of the Mediterranean as you pop in and out of shops or pause for coffee at a local cafe. Walk far enough along the avenue or the beachfront and you'll stumble upon Pont del Petroli, a public pier stretching over the sea for almost 250 meters. A stroll to the end will reward you with incredible views of the blue beyond and the Serra de la Marina mountains on shore.


Warm summers on the beach in Badalona

There's nothing better than spending sunny afternoons on the beaches of Badalona, soaking up the rays from the sandy shore and heading out into the sea when the weather gets steamy. The waters here are usually warm enough for swimming from June through October, while the average high temperatures during this time rise to the 70s and 80s and cool off ever so slightly in time for evening strolls. The middle of summer can get a bit crowded, especially in neighboring Barcelona, so consider a stay during the shoulder months, or secure your Badalona vacation rental early if you plan to visit during this time.

Natural features

Soaking up the surroundings in Badalona

With the Mediterranean Sea, the Besos River and the Serra de la Marina mountains on 3 sides of the city, Badalona is surrounded by incredible nature. You don't have to venture far to escape the city feel either, as the Parc de Can Solei I Ca l'Arnus recreation area offers a nature-filled oasis just a few blocks from the beach and commercial center. Walking trails here are lush with plants and trees and there are several gardens to explore as well. Pack a picnic for lunch by one of the lakes before heading back to your Badalona vacation rental in time to watch the sunset on the beach.

How to get there

How to get to and around Badalona

The nearest airport is in Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.), located 13.7 mi (22.1 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Badalona Station. It's easy to get around Badalona by catching a ride on the metro at Badalona Pompeu Fabra Station, Pep Ventura Station or Gorg Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Badalona?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,182 vacation rentals near Badalona. From 171 Houses to 24 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Badalona for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Badalona?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Badalona:

  • Gothic Quarter: 1,051 vacation rentals
  • Dreta de l'Eixample: 1,787 vacation rentals
  • El Born: 418 vacation rentals
  • Eixample: 1,943 vacation rentals
  • La Sagrada Familia: 799 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Badalona?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Badalona. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona: 3,694 vacation rentals
  • Monastery of San Jeronimo de la Murtra: 3,698 vacation rentals
  • Turo d'en Bosca: 3,700 vacation rentals
  • Badalona Station: 3,690 vacation rentals
  • Badalona Municipal Museum: 3,699 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Badalona listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Badalona?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 171 Houses in Badalona. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Badalona include:

  • Villas: 24 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 2,897 rentals available
  • Cottages: 7 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Badalona?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 261 vacation rentals with pool available in Badalona. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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